Trailer

Beyond the Visible: Hilma Af Klint

Runtime
1hr 33mins
Directed by
Halina Dyrschka
Featuring
Hilma Af Klint
Body

Through our Virtual Screening Room, you can rent films curated by the Coolidge team, while helping to support the Coolidge during this unprecedented time.

Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting. The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse, before her long-delayed rediscovery. Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling, course-correcting documentary describes not only the life and craft of af Klint, but also the process of her mischaracterization and erasure by both a patriarchal narrative of artistic progress and capitalistic determination of artistic value.

Available Now

Want to learn even more after the film? Visit our friends at the Brookline Booksmith online, and order Hilma AF Klint: Paintings for the Future.

Every new release we offer will be available through the individual distributor's websites and streaming services. You'll be taken to their websites to purchase and watch the film, but a portion of your ticket will help support the Coolidge. Having technical issues? Visit our FAQ page here.

Reviews
Review Text

A must for anyone who cares about modern art.

Review Author
Sheri Linden
Review Publication
Hollywood Reporter
Review Text

Bristles with the excitement of discovery and also with the impatience that recognition has taken so long. It refreshes the eyes and the mind.

Review Author
A.O. Scott
Review Publication
New York Times
Review Text

One of the best films I’ve seen about fine art. It casts an entrancing spell that allows the staggering depth of its subject’s work to consume us.

Review Author
Matt Fagerholm
Review Publication
RogerEbert.com